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. hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. youth investigation accuses the syrian government forces and others of committing war crimes. shial muslims are -- muslims are demanding pakistan's government and do more. and airline workers are striking. after months of rumor and uncertainty, venezuelan president hugo chavez has returned home to caracas. is ministers made the announcement on twitter. he had been receiving treatment for cancer in cuba. underwent a six hour operation in december at the age of 58. our correspondent joins us on the line from buenos aires. told us that he was back in the world. short on detail. >> glenn me clarify that the tweets were supposed to have been written by president chavez himself. -- let m clarifiede. he had not used it since november. "we have arrived back in the venezuelan fatherland. thanks, my god! thanks, my beloved people! here we will continue the treatment." the acting vice president and president maduro says mr. chavez has been taken to the military hospital, where he is now. he landed about six hours ago, so this is very big news in venez
. that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough or control enough. and therefore, as you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. this idea that our problems were caused by a government that was too small, it's just not true. in fact a major cause of our recent downturn was a housing crisis created by reckless government policies and the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hard-working middle-class taxpayers that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. more government isn't going to help you get ahead, it's going to hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunities, it's going to limit them. and more government isn't going to inspire new ideas, new businesses, and new private sector jobs. it's going to create uncertainty. because more government breeds complicated rules and laws that small businesses can't afford to follow. because more government raises taxes on employers who then pass the cost
that he can go in and impose the strategy that he wants to impose in the united states government this isn't a coincidence. it's been very exquisitely coordinated. >> you can watch this and other programs online at book tv. >> up next on book tv, samuel argues if our elected leaders do not find the courage to reform the economy and government spending soon, the u.s. could find itself in the same terrible economic situation as many european countries do today. this is just over an hour. >> coming to speak at the heritage foundation today it is a great privilege to be here. i've always been a great admirer of heritage and the council in many cases the friendship of many people at heritage for a long time. i admire your the way that heritage works across the policy areas so that you really do here and the integrated message not least among which i think is the attention of the heritage foundation to the power of culture by which i mean the believes, ideas, habits, expectations and the ways that these achieve some form of institutional what the exception this issue of the culture and how it re
to reform the economy and government spending soon, the u.s. could find itself in the same terrible economic situation as many european countries do today. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you john for your very kind introduction and the invitation to speak at the heritage foundation today. it's a great privilege to be here. i have always been a great admirer of heritage and the council and in many cases the friendship of many people here at heritage for a very long time i have also admired the way that heritage works across policy areas so that you really do here and integrated message. not least among which i think is the intention of the heritage foundation to the power of culture, by which i mean people believe ideas, habits and expectations in the way that these achieve some form of institutional expression. this issue of culture and how it relates to the economy is at the heart of my book, "becoming europe" because at one level becoming europe is certainly about what has happened in europe and why it is now regarded as the sick man of the global economy. my book is also a
to break is a logjam with the republican, we have these things called branches of government for a reason, so no branch of power is seize government on its open for any reason. tomorrow night, what ran through with or without congress, message to president, just because you can't all ways get what you want is no reason to do whatever the heck you want, whether it is an executive order to slow climate change or push to use drones on american soil. whether americans like it or not, this is not a case of a president misreading an elect, this is a more dangerous case of a presiden misreading something? reality, all rise on the judge, time to stand down. >> how can i follow your else else when the 'is doing is chilling. he can kill the americans after years of litigation. neil: part and parcel of a large executive act story that goes unreported. >> yes, here is what an executive order is, a piece of paper directing someone who works for him in the executive branch, there are 3 million civilians, and 2.5 million military, he can tell those people how to do their jobs, period, he can't tell the
and government-planning messages in the history. still more infrastructure, even capping climate change and all i wanted was full fledged tax reform or maybe the keystone pipeline. the left wing greenies pulling out all the stops and warning the president not to go there. some celebrities even got arrested froprotesting the pipee at the white house today. >> and the head of the unions wants more and more of our taxpayer money and he's threatening any democrat who doesn't go along. and guess who facebook executive mark zuckerberg is throwing a political fund-raiser for right at this hours? it's probably not who you think. anyway, we're "the kudlow report." we'll tell you later, but we begin right now. >>> first up, so the president proposing more, more government spending on manufacturing, more on housing, education, infrastructure, climate change, green energy. here's my take. if it was going to work all this throwing more, it's going to work to throw the economy up, it would have already worked. it's more of the same from mr. obama but these government planning efforts have never worked. we have
explain how the fall the government for the private sector is the key to opportunity for hispanics such as himself and other minorities to climb the ladder up into the middle class and beyond. >> governor, they can't label he's a big rich fat cat. because he just paid off $100,000 student loan go. ahead. >> yes. and what he did, though was give a very logical discussion of why big government gets in the way, doesn't help, and whyy jaiting -- creating job incentive is the best way to deal with people who aspire to grow up the economic sail. it's a great speech. >> i think it was the best response for state of the union. it's a tough speech to give. that i've seen, governor, we've got to roll. thank you. >> thank you. >> that is all of the time we have left this evening. thank you for being with us. th president's fourth state of the union address. welcome to special coverage of president obama's fourth state of the union address, the first state of the union of his second term. earlier today, house speaker john boehner predicted the highly partisan speech and said this president doe
. it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few. that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. [applaus [applause]. the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue, but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. [applaus [applause] >> they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can for they know that america moves forward only when we do so together and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all. now, our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget, decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than 2.5 trillion dollars. mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway t
got a penny from the government, never even asked for it. let me say that i think america has become a country where we want the easy way out on everything. i would suggest that most people in this country have not worked with or in the federal government to actually see how representatives and our representatives in the white house -- and our members and the white house to use that money. it is unbelievable how much money is wasted in this federal government. point number two is that i say to my democratic friends, if you want to pay more taxes you are more than willing and able to do so. there are a group of people that want to pay more taxes, let them pay more taxes. anyone can go ahead and send more money into the government. maybe that will help our system. most families have the budget, but the government doesn't understand the budget. host: for you, no new taxes'? and you think republicans should hold the line on that even if it means these automatic spending cuts go through on march 1? caller: yes i do. i think they should go through. the congress has had three or four years
pays billions in fines for the gulf oil spill then gets billions more in government contracts. lindsey graham announce he will continue to block lady gaga's tour until she provides more answers about benefit -- benghazi. >>> starting with the senate and majority leader harry reid. >> republicans have made an unfortunate choice to ratchet up the level of destruction here in washington. just when you thought things couldn't get worse it gets worse. >> john: because today senate republicans blocked former republican senator chuck hagel's nomination to become the nation's next secretary of defense. this is the first time, friends in our nation's history that a filibuster has been used to block a president's nominee for that position. the final tally 58 for 40 against and one senator utah's orrin hatch voted present. wow, harry you couldn't see this coming, to cow? senator reid has mildly apoplectic after the votes were cast. >> they're filibustering him. that's what they're doing. i'm going to say i'm sorry sorry this has happened. >> john: harry reid showing the lack of outrage and passio
dime. barack obama's promise to the nation tonight that it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broadbased growth. the upshot from that centerpiece remark planned for a little more than one hour from now. the president of the united states is not going to go crazy cutting down the debt. in fact, the white house indicates today that he is largely -- he has largely done that already. the 4 trillion in budget cuts have already been largely committed to and for, and that is it. needless to say, 4 trillion is over two years, and the president's is factoring in the sequestration cuts that supposedly taken into weeks, and that is no slam-dunk. and the other cuts he is referring to are sort of rehash cuts. suffice it to say that however speeches the left, then there are the cuts. after that no more. the president's battle to rein in the debt is done. and this housing big and bigger government is on. and if republicans don't like it , lump it. a little more than an hour from now we will hear a president espouse what he did a l
crime and the like and the fact we have expressly prohibited certain agencies of government of doing any research into gun violence, how to reduce it, we don't think twice about reducing -- calling for research in reducing epidemics and reducing the incidents of disease. can you talk from a public health perspective about the problem of gunshot deaths in our country and what you think we need to do to address it? >> sure. as i indicated in my testimony, i think from a policy standpoint, really the most important thing is that we currently make it way too easy for criminals to get guns. and there are some commonsense ways to address that. we need comprehensive background checks. we are never going to be effective without that. as is indicated by the numbers, it's difficult to prosecute them and that's frankly by design. the laws are written in a way to minimize accountability for those who are buying and selling firearms. i think that's very wrong-headed. i have several studies that i've conducted that showed very consistent evidence that states that have greater measures to hold firearm
. the not of the state of the government but of our american community. therefore, set forth responsibilities to form a more perfect union. the state of the union is strong. >> as we gather tonight, our nation is at war. our economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented danger is. yet the state of our union has never been stronger. >> it is because of our people that our future is helpful -- hopeful. and the state of our union is strong. >> president obama delivers this year's address with the preview program at 8:00 a.m. eastern. tuesday night on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> president obama awarded the medal of honor to clinton romesha. this is half an hour. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by medal of honor recipients staff sgt clinton romesha. ♪ ["hail to the chief"] >> let's pray. eternal god, from whom we come to whom we belong, and in whose service we find peace, such as written to be found in the spirit of truth and justice. on yourselves. the you men of valor -- of valor. be ready fo
with their small mindedness and small government proposals that they think that they can push through on the american people that i do not think are very popular. host: we have a different opinion from twitter. host: david wright's in on twitter and says -- host: dan is up next in california, republican. caller: hello. i would like to reiterate what was just said. i am a retired federal employees. executive orders used to come few and far between. this president is misusing them to an extreme degree. as the lady put it a little bit ago, executive orders are not meant for executive fiat of anything the president dreams. he is going to ruin the balance of power in this country if he keeps it up. i think he should be impeached for what he has done. host: what you think of the callers who have spoken up and said that congress is not moving and someone has to get something done? caller: that may be the case, but will we do is get congress moving by building a fire under them by making phone calls to them. this government is not set up to be in a balance. when the president tries to make ex
from what people paid regardless of what the government is taken out, or what they have paid in counts. it is count in the deficit numbers picture trying to do something about? who wants to go first? congressman price. >> yeah, the debt ceiling affairs. nobody is talking about paying the data. nobody is talking about not paying the public debt. what were talking about is making sure we get are spending under control so we can create an economy that's vibrant and be able to cover the debt of this great country without the austerity measures we've seen in other countries. so there's two things you got to think about. the debt that's been incurred. yes, the nation is good for that type. and the path forward. are we going to ban that down so they can actually have an economy that is vibrant and create jobs, or are we going to go as far as the eye can see? you could do some point we physically cannot create the wealth in the country to cover the data. so is it appropriate role? i'm a physician. i'm not a constitutional lawyer. my reading of it says all spending starts with the house of repr
other republican women think about running for office. >> i see government as a tool to be able to help people. >> now i have an opportunity to join them to carry the torch for future generations for women and their families. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe on capitol hill for this special edition of "to the contrary." there are a record number of women are serving in the 113th congress. twenty in the senate, 78 in the house. the 25% of the women serving in this session of congress are freshmen. this week we introduce you to some of them. >> i ran in 2006 because of my concerns of how our service members returning home from iraq and afghanistan were being treated. >> she didn't win in 2006. later me started working for the department of veterans affairs under president obama. but, duckworth decided to run again in 2012. >> and then when the wave happened in 2010, we had a lot of tea party congressmen who were elected, including the one who represented me who simply refused to do their jobs as congressmen and were very much ideologically driven as opposed to driven by the need to serve the con
. the department of justice is working to create incentives and provide assistance to state governments, prime contribute is too deep background check system, to ensure that they put all relevant health records into the system. even if we find a way to get every record in, our effort to prevent criminals from getting guns is hampered by current holds in the background check the system writ of violent criminals often seek out sellers, whether at gun shows, the internet, with the yellow pages, who are not licensed dealers and not required to run the background check. extending the background check requirement to all commercial transactions, absent limited exceptions, is our best opportunity to keep firearms out of injures hands and keep our children and communities -- out of dangerous hands and keep our children and communities say. we worked closely with state prosecutors, local law enforcement officials, to determine if a particular gun case or gun offender should be charged in federal or state court. when cases come to us, we use federal firearms statutes to prosecute prohibited persons who p
government checks, handouts and programs. that would be the way to save this country, in my opinion. that's the way to help poor people and i resent the fact that those of us who have a different view of how to help poor people somehow don't care about them. compassion and help for the poor and struggling amounts to more than just borrowing money and sending out more money in the form of checks. my goal is to help working americans from the social and economic harm that is caused by policies i think of this president and the senate majority. these programs have not worked in places like baltimore. one in three residents in baltimore are living in poverty. there are solutions to these problems and we can do better, we have to do better, we cannot continue on this course. so compassion demands change. our goal must be to help more americans find gainful employment and let them support themselves, their family and to prosper. before closing my remarks, i would like to address a serious challenge we will be facing. we have to consider the immigration questions, and studies show the $2.5 trill
because the government itself is a consistent obstacle. the national federation of independent businesses recently released figures from december indicating the mood of businesses is at a recession level. 70% of business owners that were surveyed identified the current environment as a bad time to expand and political uncertainty topped the list for the reasons not to attempt economic growth. lee, a resident of muskogee, oklahoma, and president of acme corporation, said a lot of small businesses had to go in debt to stay afloat. he said now they can't make the money they need to to pay down debts due in large part the environment the government has created. i joined a small group of members in congress. i have faced unprecedented difficulties ensuring my business succeeded. i step on the floor of the united states house of representatives with a firsthand understanding how high the hurdles are for a business to succeed and just simply jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the
obama with more taxes and more government. marco rubio is incredible. the key to our future is electing more people like him and tom graves and doug collins and tom price. we don't need this more government and taxes. we cannot afford it. rubio is great. he is a future president along with tom graves. host: >> you are frequent caller. every 30 days. respect that rule. what do you think about immigration reform and what senator rubio has put forward with a group of bipartisan senators? caller: its excellent. i think it will pass. the real problem is not immigration paris it is spending. we haver to cut itweubio was great. -- we have to cut spending. the real problem is not immigration but spending. rubio is great. host: have you changed your mind on immigration reform? caller: not really. we just need people like rubio that have the work ethic. it is something we need to do. we have people like ted cruz and marco rubio, who are hispanic and i'd think they will get a lot of hispanic votes. illegal immigration is what we need to do. i think it will be done. i think we will elect a republic
. the first-ever visit rebels -- resolution condemning the government of north korea for violations of the u.n. security council resolutions. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 15, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable jeff fortenberry to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer today will be offered our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. god of the universe, thank you for giving us another day. quicken our spirits so that we will know the blessings of living together in unity and peace. we have our personal aspirations and ideas of what is best. grant that we might know the satisfaction of sharing our common concerns and experiencing the joy of mutual accomplishment. bless the members of the people's house with success in bringing fruition to all efforts, to work toward common solutions to the issues facing our nation, solutions whic
refrain-- reframe the republican philosophy it was very much small government versus big government. that's what we heard for a long time. i think republicans are going to have to have more than boot staps message. they're going to have to define a limited but active role as government to help people gain the skills they need to compete in the modern economy. he needs to, in order to reformat the republican message, have that 250i7 of message but he's got time. you for example the good thing is he has time. >> what do we read from the fact, michael and mark, as we said not one but two republican responses. the over one was rand paul, tea party. obviously this is just the tip of the iceberg but what does it is a about the republican matter right now. >> i think the republican party going through a very difficult period. just to give you sort of a quick history lesson, joe leiberman was democratic senator, nominee for vice president in 2000. in 2007 he created a great-- committed a grea great-- oppose tate act. he endorsed john mccain as president. he went to the republican convention we ar
info about the benghazi situation even though hagel wasn't even in the government when benghazi happened. sick stuff. and it seems to be growing in inverse proportion to obama's popularity. the better he looks, the worse these characters, inhofe, cruz, mccain, and lindsey graham, are determined to look. did you notice the smile on john boehner's face sitting up there behind the president during the state of the union? if you did, you're imagining things. so afraid of the hard hating right of republicans these days of every stripe, even boehner's scared to death of looking like he might like something barack obama had to say. to do that is to risk political death in these days. let's go at it. our guests are joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chairman of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. let's take a look at this. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time hoping new information comes out about them? "the new york times" reports today that anti-hagel groups are right now hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of th
things but in part on negotiations with the government of afghanistan over legal protections for our troops. the president has made clear that then missions of residual u.s. presence in afghanistan after 2014 will be limited to current terrorism operations and training and advising afghan forces. general austin would bring exceptional experience in overseeing this transition, having commanded u.s. forces in iraq during the reduction of u.s. forces and equipment from iraq. just this past weekend our forces in afghanistan have had a change of command, with general joseph duckworth replacing general john allen as commander of the international securities systems forces and commander of u.s. forces afghanistan. i want to take this opportunity to thank general allen for his thoughtful and devoted leadership in afghanistan, for his forthrightness and his interactions with me and the rest of the members of this committee. when senator reid and i visited afghanistan in january, we saw a real signs of progress, including the afghan security forces increasingly taking the lead responsibility f
emphasized his economic recovery program will not add to the deficit. he said it's not bigger government we need but smarter government. the president also outlined his plan to bring 34,000 troops home from afghanistan by this time next year. that's half the u.s. force there. gun laws were also a theme of the night. the first lady and members of congress invited victims of gun violence to join them in the chamber and the president said congress owes them a gun bill. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: in the republican response, florida senator marco rubio cautioned against higher taxes. >> there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficit by almost $4 trillion. that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth if our economy. >> reporter: president obama will take his message on the road with campaign style appearances in three states. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >> the president's stops will include rallies in north
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to get it done. they're all afraid of the government having a big list of gun owners. you know who has a big list of gun owners? the n.r.a. for a nickel a name, they'll sell it to you. stephanie: indicate obe chain. >> marco rubio scares the left more than just about anybody out there. instead of talking about that really intense moment when rubio was able to identify with the american people and say look, i don't live next to mill ayres i live in the same neighborhood i grew up in, i just paid off over $100,000 in student loans a few months ago that is the raft thing the leftists and mainstream media want the american people to be talking about, so they pick out something stupid like a drink of water. >> speaking of stupid, look in the mirror. stephanie: isn't his house worth $700,000, he wants to sell it to get out of that neighborhood. >> it's not the left that is afraid of more brown people coming to this country. stephanie: right. >> ok? if anything, it's the left that wants more brown people to be accepted and integrated into our society regardless of affiliation. we're actually
any new firearms regulation at all, we will be inviting the government step-by-step to come ever closer to disarm the people. leaving only the police and military with firearms. with heller and mcdonald on the books, supreme court in its own words took certain policy choices off the table. thereby cleared the path a reasonable regulations to be enacted without fear that those policy choices would either open the door to unlimited government control, or be imperiled by exaggerated interpretation of the second amendment. as justice alito put in mcdonald, there's no longer any basis for such doomsday proclamations. justice scalia speaking for the court and heller said at the end of his opinion. under our interpretation, the constitution leaves open a variety of regulatory tools for combating the problem of gun violence in this country. the court was explicit in saying what some of those tools include. they include come anytime am quoting from the core, conditions and qualifications on the transfer of firearms to keep them out of dangerous hands, including felons and the mentally ill
that will start generating more revenue for the government? i feel like it will just cause more problems for the economy and more spending to take care of more citizens. host: mary in mississippi, republican. caller: hi. i would just like to commend the 12-year-old boy that called. it's wonderful that he has an interest in politics and that he really is informed and trying to find out what is really going on in the country. i feel that is, as a republican, that is one of the problems with the democrats, they don't listen and they don't find out what is really going on. i think they voted because they thought it was cool to vote for obama. i would like to say to marco rubio that night when he's giving his rebuttal in spanish, that he encourages all the illegal aliens and even illegal aliens not to learn the english language. host: we saw a news story talking about how the senator plans to stop about other issues like education. are you looking forward to hear what else he has to say, as a republican? caller: yes, i am. i really think highly of him. i really liked him and what he stands fo
issues in the immigration debate is border security. despite progress claimed by the federal government, nbc's mark potter found that for some americans who live near mexico, the border is anything but secure. >> reporter: in the rugged terrain south of tucson, arizona, advocates concerned about u.s. border security took matters into their own hands and placed motion-sensitive hidden cameras on known smuggling trails and this is their video, revealing wave after wave of mexican drug and immigrant smugglers, some of them heavily armed, who cross the border and travel miles north inside the united states. >> you got a trail coming in. >> reporter: it's why rancher david beckham made the painful decision to move his family off his land, 12 miles north of the mexican border, because of all the armed smugglers crossing his property, threatening his home. >> it was unsafe. i couldn't -- i couldn't see raising our children -- you know, i was afraid to let the kids go out, even during the day. >> reporter: residents here in this rugged desert say in the daytime, it is relatively quiet, but all
saying the government can't create jobs and by the way, president, where are the jobs. stephanie: the president is not offering a ladder. you take the lower rung away. >> put in an escalator or elevator to get to the ladder. john: this guy, president obama in late 2011 put forth a jobs bill that was 60% tax cuts and they still killed it. they don't believe in anything they say. stephanie: yep. barbara in d.c., you're on with john. caller: hi. john: good morning. caller: i'm switching subjects a little bit. i'm getting torqued about the sequester. it amazing me that the republicans want to take the economy back into recession so, you know, if we go into the quester, here's my suggestion, we start with the republican congress. we lay off or furlough 20% of congress immediately. we will save money and we will be able to get the bills passed. stephanie: yeah. yeah. caller: i would start with. caller: nhot, mccain, gram, cruise from texas myrtle the turtle. paul ryan, we could get a lot of stuff done. stephanie: it is amazing john how we said it's clear they both voted for it, both si
and government agencies in recent months. one of the obama administration's goals is to improve information sharing about attacks among private companies and between companies and the government. the battery problems plaguing boeing's 7-87 dreamliners continue. now investigators are studying microscopic crystals as the possible source of the problem with its 787's battery system. it turns out tiny crystals called dendrites can cause lithium-ion batteries to short circuit -- potentially leading to overheating and battery failure. boeing's dreamliners were wrestling has been dropped from the 20-20 olympics by the international olympic committee. the games consist of only 26 sports and the "b-b-c" reports wrestling was cut to make way for a new sport. it will still be included in the 20-16 games in rio de janeiro and may not be gone forever. wrestling now goes into a pool of sports, including karate and squash, vying for the open spot. a final decision will be made in september. still to come this midday. tom zine to protect athletes from concussion related injuries. they need to practice tac
it was so sue french firm comigel. on saturday, both the uk and french governments vowed to punish those responsible. stephane is in paris following the story for us. stephane, at fist it seemed to be a story about britain and maybe some snickering across the atlantic or outside of the country. but now it's come home to roost. >> absolutely there are more than one country involved. six french retailers have decided to suspend the selling of frozen meat, frozen food containing potentially horse meat instead of beef. several products have been pulled on the concern that they were mislabeled. the french minister spoke about the large frozen foods market. this might have started last year and generated profits of only 00,000 euros. this is raising not only a problem about horse meat because in france there is no taboo about horse meat, it's not fashionable any more to eat horse meat in the country, but it is raising concerns about the traceability and about the food in france. there is a significant -- immigration within the country. and with the concerns about the efficiency of the control,
this government works on behalf of the many, not just the few. >> reporter: as the president gave the state of the union address, a noticeable presence of victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: the president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan, about 34,000, will be home by this time next year. but the focus remains primarily on the economy, with several proposals including a plan to raise the minimum wage. >> tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty. >> reporter: republicans spot back, the response given in both spanish and english by marco rubio, who accused the president of hurting the middle class with deficit spending and tax hikes. >> the idea that more taxes and government spending is the best way to help middle class taxpayers, that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. >> reporter: now the president will
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